MES 30 airflow

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tosc7506, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. I have read a few places that the airflow in the MES leaves something to be desired when using the amazen smoke tray.  Here's an idea that I would like some feed back on.  Currently I have been pulling out the smoke chip dump tray thing out a few inches and turn it to the dump position.  What if I was to create a metal plug that would fit in its place, drill a small hole in it and pass some copper tube through that was connected to an aquarium air pump.  Would this increase the airflow enough to help the smoke tray breathe?

    If I do this, I will take pics throughout the process.

    Tim
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You have a first gen or 2nd gen?
     
  3. 2nd, just updated my sig to show what I have,
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2014
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a 1st gen, sorry.

    Maybe someone else will stop by.
     
  5. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Pull the entire exhaust vent out on the left side. A 3 inch adjustable vent elbow from HD or Lowes fits exactly in its place. Get a rotating flap butterfly and install in the elbow to adjust flow. Total cost about 14 bucks. You'll have all the flow and control you need.
     

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